Aorangi, Feilding

6 hours ago

How considerate are your neighbours?

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us … View more
Hey neighbours, are you seeing and hearing a lot more of your neighbours during the lockdown? Has it helped you get to know them better - from an acceptable social distance - or is the noise of everyone being home together all the time getting to you?

Now more than ever it's up to all of us to try not to annoy our neighbours, and to be more tolerant ourselves, so here are some easy ways to do just that.

And if you're wondering what makes a good neighbour and what makes a bad one, check out the 12 most annoying neighbour types. How many have you lived next to?

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3 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave … View more
Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

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1 hour ago

April Challenge Month

NumberWorks'nWords Palmerston North

Hi everyone we are currently running an April challenge month. We have 3 puzzles a day junior, intermediate and senior. Here are our puzzles to date. Have a go as a family and see how you get on. The answers will be put up next week.

16 hours ago

Should the Government look at including another special supermarket shopping window?

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

We have all heard the Govt saying, "there is no shortage of food & there is no price gouging." however I can't say I'm seeing evidence to support either statement as every time I got to the store, something is marked up higher than what it was before The Lockdown and there … View moreWe have all heard the Govt saying, "there is no shortage of food & there is no price gouging." however I can't say I'm seeing evidence to support either statement as every time I got to the store, something is marked up higher than what it was before The Lockdown and there are always rows of empty shelves.

In regards to that, I notice a lot of the time the healthier options of food are often cleaned out the fastest. Such as alternative baking goods like almond flour and non-sugar sweeteners. I wonder if those who have specific dietary needs or diseases that prevent them from having all the always readily available sugary and carb loaded stuff that is seemingly always stocked, are getting what they need.

I'd like to hear back if you have a special dietary need, not just a preference. And if you are finding it in stock or if it is always, or often gone when you get there.

Is this a real problem, should the government look at a special shopping window similar to what "essential workers" just got? So that those in real need have the opportunity before those who don't do.

I'd also like to know for those of us who do go out to the shops, if something isn't there, are you going back again and again in the hopes to find it?

What are y'all's thoughts on this?

1 day ago

Watermelons for

Rachel Moore Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Tēnā koutou kiritata ,

Woodhaven Gardens has been dropping free watermelons in the armfuls on people's lawns in Levin after it had excess stock that wouldn't sell.

Have you heard of anyone else doing this?

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2 days ago

A lack of resources on the front line of home care

Maxine Jacobs Reporter from Manawatū Standard

Mōrena kiritata,

A Manawatū care worker, who didn't want to be named over fear of losing her job, said home care workers were not being provided masks and were being abused by patients for the lack of precautions.

She and her colleagues visited up to 20 vulnerable patients a day. They … View more
Mōrena kiritata,

A Manawatū care worker, who didn't want to be named over fear of losing her job, said home care workers were not being provided masks and were being abused by patients for the lack of precautions.

She and her colleagues visited up to 20 vulnerable patients a day. They were deeply afraid of spreading the virus.

Some patients told her they would have refused to let her in were they not so dependent on her help and some workers were refusing to work until they have the proper protective gear they need to keep themselves and their patients safe.

Home care workers are stuck between wanting to help and do their jobs and being afraid to spread the virus, should they buy their own equipment or be supplied? What are your thoughts?

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7 hours ago

Mini cold frame

The Team from Resene ColorShop Feilding

Grow seeds or cuttings during the cooler months with this easy-to-make cold frame painted in Resene Lustacryl.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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15 hours ago

Spread facts, not fear

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, … View more
With COVID-19 classified as a pandemic, there has never been a more important time to be Neighbourly. To ensure everyone in our communities feels safe and supported, spread facts not fear. Regularly consult government sources and encourage others to do the same.

During this uncertain time, it’s fine to feel a little overwhelmed. To keep up to date with the latest developments and how you can do your bit, visit https://covid19.govt.nz/.
Reach out

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15 hours ago

Our Pharmacies are still available to help you stay well

THINK Hauora

Our Community Pharmacies will be open for essential services only which means they will provide prescriptions, other medicines and advice but won’t be open for browsing and casual shopping.

Just like supermarkets, our Pharmacies will have limited entry. On top of that you will be asked basic … View more
Our Community Pharmacies will be open for essential services only which means they will provide prescriptions, other medicines and advice but won’t be open for browsing and casual shopping.

Just like supermarkets, our Pharmacies will have limited entry. On top of that you will be asked basic health questions before going in. If unwell, you could be asked to wait in your car or outside – better still ask a healthy person to pick up your prescription for you! They may need to bring ID and could be asked some questions by the pharmacy team.

For more info on how to connect with your community pharmacy, click here.
Stay connected

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2 days ago

Growing an edible garden

Julia Wallace Retirement Village

Now is a great time to focus on your garden. Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, growing vegetables is a great way to keep busy and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour.

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4 days ago

Dog Poo on the foot paths

Jamnad from Kelvin Grove

It seems there is an increasing amount of dog poo on the foot paths recently with more people out walking can everyone with a dog please pick up after it. Not much fun out walking trying to keep kids entertained and walking in and dodging dog poo...

10 days ago

Teddy bears

Amanda from Feilding

Guys... Shall we be part of putting a teddy 🐻 in the window for a bit of fun for kids to find!

1 day ago

Water is essential - Drink and Wash

John from FAMCO Water cartage

During lock down you can still order water deliveries. Water is an essential need for life and hygiene. FAMCO WATER is an essential service provider. Just call 0800 456463.

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2 days ago

New Support page for Palmerstonians

Michael Neighbourly Lead from Roslyn - Terrace End

As promised, here is the page that PNCC has setup their support page, please find it in the link below,
www.pncc.govt.nz...

Quick excerpt from the site,

"We’ve developed a registration form so you can contact us no matter what you need – this means that you won’t struggle to find help.… View more
As promised, here is the page that PNCC has setup their support page, please find it in the link below,
www.pncc.govt.nz...

Quick excerpt from the site,

"We’ve developed a registration form so you can contact us no matter what you need – this means that you won’t struggle to find help.

We’re responsible for coordinating access to household goods and services including food, transport assistance, medication collection, and general household goods.
For food parcel provision, Council is working with The Salvation Army, which has already combined its food bank services with Methodist Social Services, Crossroads Church and Just Zilch, and moved into a food delivery-based model.

For welfare needs outside of household goods and services, such as accommodation or financial support, Council will provide information and pathways for people to access the correct support channels."


Direct access to the form,
survey123.arcgis.com...

Stay safe,
MP

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